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Some records on fold3 currently free

Some records on the Ancestry owned pay website fold3 (military records website) are currently (8 November 2018) free.

I do not have details but suspect it will be to 11 November. You will need to check out which category of records is free.

I noticed the Military book collection, located in World War II, but covering other periods, is included in the free records, as are other books ...
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Poor Ancestry User Interface

I don't know what has changed at Ancestry, but I am having a very poor experience using lately, and wonder if anyone else is suffering the same. Here are a few examples:-

1: Despite logging in to, I find that somehow, clicking on a link in the search results, I am often taken to, despite having set the site preference to Ancestry (UK).

2: Clicking to view an image, I often get ...
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Marriage locator (for C of E weddings)

I came across this one earlier in the week and thought people here might be interested:

The aim is to tell you which church a marriage took place in when you provide the GRO reference (year, quarter, volume and page). *Big caveat* It’s very much a work in progress and not complete. Could be helpful in sorting out which certificates to buy if you know where someone lived. ...
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Seeking genealogists to help with academic research

***Posted with permission from WDYTYA? Magazine***

Hi, I am an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK, and I am conducting research into how people think about the relationship between Britain and Australia over time, and how this relates to attitudes to migration policy.

As part of this, I would like to conduct interviews on this subject with Australians tracing their ancestors' migration from Britain to Australia, at least two generations back. ...
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Gravestone bingo!

My husband and son (now 10) occasionally humour me and allow me to visit a graveyard of interest as part of a family holiday or trip. En route to Cornwall, we stopped in a small village in Devon where I knew lots of ancestors previously lived.

I promised it would be a short stop (!) but to look out for stones with the name ‘Scoble’. Almost immediately, my son said “here’s one”, and “here’s another”, ...
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Celebrating Your Projects

Hi guys,

We're currently looking for new projects to feature in our monthly 'Celebrating Your Projects' section. If you're involved in a fantastic local or family history project that deserves to be celebrated, please email rosemary . collins @ immediate . co . uk for the chance to be featured in our magazine!


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DNA: Scandinavia

Re Rosemary Collins' article on the Magazine home page, it seems to me to be that It is a bit odd that ancestry think it is a good idea to split Scandinavian heritage into Norwegian and Swedish ancestry, they seem to have never heard of Denmark or Finland which are as far as I know are part of Scandinavia.
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ancestry have according to their list on their search page a copy of the Home Office document (HO 45/24665) from The National Archives (TNA) which lists according to ancestry women arrested (which is what TNA had on their catalogue until recently, even though it includes a number of men and those not arrested or even at the event!). This copy actually also includes other records from TNA, e.g. the possibility of releasing Mary Richardson who ...
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Western Front Association WW1 pension records

Last weekend I went to the London Family History Show, where one of the speakers was Chris Baker - creator of the ‘Long, Long Trail’ website. He gave an excellent talk on how to research a WW1 soldier, including a guide to which records are available on which websites.

In passing, he mentioned that the pension records currently held by the Western Front Association will be available “shortly” on Ancestry. I previously paid (I think) ...
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Jersey occupation records

I am all for notification of new records but why would researchers use Find My Past for these records when they have a free index on Jersey Heritage, who have the images anyway. I would also recommend the books by Dr Gilly Carr (of the University of Cambridge) and others that fill in the gaps in the court cases, e.g.possession of a radio set was against orders in the Channel Islands or listening to BBC ...
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